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new york where the anti-corporate demonstrations began officers are literally leaving protestors out in the cold they have swept through zuccotti park where hundreds have been camping out confiscating power generators and gas canisters saying they are a fire hazard this comes as an unseasonal snow storm hits the east coast as you can see here with up to ten inches expected as temperatures hit subzero police are also being criticized for cracking down on protesters across the country in oakland california the mayor has been forced to apologize after demonstrators there were tear gas to this week despite the violence the movement is picking up momentum. reports on how war veterans are now helping fill protester ranks. america's autumn faeces covered up protestors fleeing from tear gas shot into the crowd by police. at least ninety seven arrests an old could california. on tuesday night. a twenty four year old marine and iraq war veteran scott olsen shot
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in the head by a police tear gas canister unable to even see his name. a march of solidarity with the oakland protesters in new york leads to ten arrests. protesters slammed into the ground and netted by police earlier in another marine confronts police treatment of protesters in a video now gone viral on the web i think i think i. thank you thank those who risked their lives for america now part of the uprising marines and others who serve the public in their fight for the occupy wall street let's find out what this means for them the fact that more and more military personnel are joining us. they recognize that this is an american movement it's not about hippies in a negative stereotypes thirty year old. gary briggs has served in the national
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guard for the last two years he's spending his short be cation at occupy wall street got some marines national guard navy seals. then more the better the guardsman is outraged at the fact that marines are getting attacked at home the cop that should be fired and hung up by. others here believe it won't be long however until the police join the crowds instead of restricting them you're going to see a lot of protesting because they're going to work twenty years and they're going to see that. zero but even if this doesn't happen the movement won't be scared to wait any time soon with marines and other military vets pledging to have the protesters back. they are going to. i think that everybody has banded together and the rope that's being created here you know sword will cut and if they see a churkin r t v or. the anti wall street protesters have seen some heavy police crackdowns
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with tear gas and sound grenades being used to disperse the rallies and after iraq war veteran scott olsen was seriously injured in a protest in oakland anger against the system has only been fueled but one of the wounded marines friends emily yates who is also a war veteran thinks that violence is not the answer. nobody has stepped forward and it made it to being the police officer who threw or fired the projection but they is still the situation is still really tense i think until the city is they were told to admit they committed a fast error in judgment i feel like it's not going to foster good relationships that scott situation has taught us all you know it's i hope it will continue teaching us all that violence no matter which side it's against is never a productive way to get your message across u.s.
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author david korten has been studying the root causes of wife thousands are protesting across his country he says police crackdowns on the demonstrations are only fueling anger against an unfair system. the bulk of the protesters are deeply committed to nonviolence which is extremely important and i think the police sometimes fail to recognize that when they attack nonviolent protesters it really exposes the corruption of the system and the fact that the police are fielded to protect the one percent and not to protect the free speech rights of the rest of us that actually draws more support for the protest they are finally drawing attention to the fact that we have an economy actually not only in the united states but in the world that is predominantly working for the for the one percent of people who control the financial system it is not working for the ninety nine percent we've had so much conversation in the united states fueled by corporate media focusing
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attention on the problem the problem is the government skipping over the wall street has created an economy that is devoted primarily to making money for rich people through trying financial james we have to address that issue you know people are complaining that the occupy wall street people don't have clear demands it's actually quite clear what they want they want their economy back they want their government back they want their future back and they actually want a country that operates by principles of true democracy and real markets which which work for everyone but later in the program we give the demonstrators in new york a chance to let their voices be heard. these people are so greedy and so. money and wealth that materialism and consumerism. down to. the park and the big. protest for their message to wall street.
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and germany's. immigration and drive a deepening divide unity reports. from berlin. activists say syrian security forces have killed at least thirty people during mass protests calling for the downfall of president bashar assad's regime this comes after the arab league condemned the continuing killings of civilians in the country the arab ministerial committee is due to hold another round of talks with syrian officials later on sunday to help end of the crisis the u.n. estimates more than three thousand people have been killed since march when the regime uprising began some of the protesters have also been calling for a no fly zone over the country and aerial support from nato warplanes but dissident syrian writer and democracy. most of the population doesn't support foreign
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intervention. or against military intervention whether it's today tomorrow or in ten years' time even if the regime is to ny late everyone of us would still be against military intervention we fight for freedom and we don't want to add external slavery to our domestic law we don't want it to become a part of the struggle between the international and internal forces syrians are peaceful they want to progress under conditions of freedom and development and they don't want to turn into a concentration camp a poly go on philology countries. from the foundation for political economic and social research. believes that a no fly zone will not help to resolve the political crisis. i don't think that no fly zone would be an f. efficient way to face with the assad regime because when we see the development of the protests and the brutal crackdown of the cedar ridge you may gain some
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protesters we see that the syrian regime has been using its its length forces a lot except for occasional use of helicopters to shut down the protesters and the using a no fly zone like the one in libya i don't think would be an official way to face with these. you know crackdown of to regime strong parallels have been asked between libyan case and the syrian case i think this is a grave error because there are grave differences between the syrian case and the libyan case when we look at the syrian case i think it's completely different i mean if you look at it's like social fabric or the sectarian lines in syria we see that all. from the opposition and also the fighting these groups have been living together the syrian giora if you get dorothy those will let you know a scenario like the one in libya and now to israel where thousands of demonstrators
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protesting against the social inequality and government spending policy took to the streets of tel aviv again after nearly two month break parties possibly or brings us the latest. the last demonstration back in september in early september sold a million people come to the streets of the country organizers were satisfied with that turnout and after that a lot of the protesters many of them are university students return to process and things that didn't take a little bit of it all but said he now what we have seen in the last few hours is not only attention on what is happening internally fearful the israeli air force has also launched strikes on southern gaza eleven people have been killed five of them are members of the islamic jihad organization that is what holds a sponsible for a grad missile that was fired into israel earlier in the week the concern here though talking to people is that this story of social demonstrations will not be missed by many in the international community as it focuses on what is happening
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externally and certainly the mainstream international media is making a lot of what is going on in gaza to the detriment of what is happening here and with me to talk about this is nicholas simmons who is one of the social protesters nicolette why are you back on the streets after a two month lull. the knesset the parliament is returning from its recess tomorrow that the day after i mean. we just hope that they'll reconsider their budgetary considerations and the problem has been that the budget considerations have been about parties and politics they've been about leaving the tycoons who seem to control everything we want the budgetary considerations to consider just the general good of the country here in israel it's very very important to realize we are not in economic recession a problem isn't that we don't have enough money problem is that it's being mismanaged the government decisions about what to do the money is bad but the lows
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so that's what we're certainly when you hear the cries of people here and really they slogan is the people demand of social justice people here saying that the government can do what it wants to attract attention but they certainly will not give up on what they say are very legitimate demands. reporting there now millions of russians lost their life savings in the one nine hundred ninety s. in what proved to be a massive financial pyramid scheme and now it's back its eccentric founder has come up with another financial plan and in ukraine savers are getting in line to hand over their hard earned money. explains why. the twenty eleven russian hit movie the pyramid depicts a robin hood of the nine hundred ninety s. a businessman who promises well for ordinary people and confronts the oligarchs. the real story behind the split was a sad episode in russia's supposed soviet history the financial pyramid called
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attracted millions vowing to multiply their investment many times in the end it went bust up to fifteen million people lost their life savings and a really good hope i don't feel like i'm a sinner what about m m m ninety four it was undermined by the government so i knew m.m.m. emerged with virtually unlimited resources absolutely i'm controlled so the situation was not acceptable and everything was done to eliminate it see the game of already the driving force behind the m.m. movement spent five years in prison for fraud but now the man often called the russian bernie madoff is back seventeen years since his financial pyramid had walked the post soviet space is back with another financial scheme and while hard to find any commercial enterprise the streets of ukraine cities have been literally flooded with calls to join in with twenty eleven. we can do more is the slogan of the new can train at mit's it is another pyramid and is
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a risky venture but still promises people that they will make money this. is a virtual currency called dollars which constantly goes up in price from twenty to sixty percent a month this price only i can see it some individuals exchange money between themselves without any obligations got into some conditions it is a fundamental point when there is no legal entity new joint account new office in other words everything is shared between millions of private accounts it means no one can put an end to it. financial experts in ukraine see little surprise in my body's latest scheme given the rough patch the country is going through the national bank is like in order to not allow the depreciation of national currency is like introducing in your restrictions and a lot of people on. the bureaucracy is against. the financial markets
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and people. claims his actions are legal ukraine's politicians disagree the ruling party wants current laws to block them from making off with vulnerable people's nast ags. two thousand and eleven there's a provision for a national service and requires a license providing financial services without a license is a criminal offense. and. an old lady has one point five million investors and counting. again convinced it is a road to riches try telling that to the many millions of victims left with nothing and still reeling from previous ponzi. scheme see reporting from kiev in ukraine well occupy wall street anger as well as austerity measures in the country of the rising sun there are also financial worries there. there were dozens to find out why the world's third largest economy may be teetering on the brink of
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collapse. germany is seeing a rise in the voters' eyes are eagerly turning towards hardline right wing parties after decades of a multicultural policy proved ineffective the ethnic communities of the country have only grown further apart and as tom reports the worry is that the cultural divide will deepen. what do these two very different pieces of music have in common they're both performed in germany and they increasingly represent clashing forms of society here we want. immigrants ruling germany just the illegal ones yes and after that the other day i was told that's the view of the national democratic party or n.p. d. here in germany they've supported many concerts attended by right wing supporters
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but their opponents argue they promote hatred they achieve that in some regions in east germany than you have no immigrants. it's not because of a comic reasons but it's because nobody wants rudy to go there because it's there always threatened one anti nazi group recently managed to do right wing concert goers into wearing their bogus t. shirts when they were washed the right wing slogan dissolved to reveal a message urging the wearer to leave their near nazi group. however german police intelligence estimates that there are eight to ten thousand hard core militant neo nazis in the country those behind the stunt say that those numbers mean germany's problem is in the top three in europe every year in germany statistically you have about fifteen thousand twenty thousand hate crimes. of them about eight hundred
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violent crimes so that's also been in the top five for us when we put accusations of inciting hatred to the n.p.t. yes they were unmoved germany is the state of the germans but if you are today you have parts in berlin with more than thirty forty percent of foreign us but it's just too much germany has large ethnic minority populations from turkey the arab world and beyond many families now have second and third generation members with german citizenship and they're gaining political representatives who defy anyone who says they don't belong here m p d or other parties. could not to say to me or take to me this part of me to be german whereas most political parties are now finding candidates from the ethnic groups they represent those on the right are posting up banners and slogans with the message go back where you came from
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with such a political divide the potential is there for german politics to become a lot nastier it's not immediately obvious that this fruit and vegetable store is at the edge of the turkish district in berlin it looks much like a fruit and vegetable stall elsewhere in the city but the question being fought over in political debates is will this region become a route for cultural exchange or a border between essentially foreign territories tom watson r.t. . and now a look at some other stories making headlines around the world. disturbing violence in south sudan where a suspected rebel attack killed seventy five people officials say it was a strike on an oil rich province most of the fatalities were rebel fighters but fifteen civilians also died south sudan has been plagued by tribal violence since it began. in two thousand and five around three thousand people are thought to have been killed in the country this year alone. there have been
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a series of insurgent attacks in afghanistan in one incident seventeen people were killed when a taliban suicide car bomber struck a convoy of foreign troops in kabul hours later a man in an afghan military uniform fired at u.s. troops in the south killing two there was killed at the scene there have also been reports that a woman suicide bomber targeted government offices in the east. has past and was lower than expected reducing fears that bangkok would be swamped in the worst flooding in decades nevertheless parts of the capital remain underwater officials have asked the u.s. military to help survey the damage the prime minister said the water was expected to recede in the first week of november the flooding claimed more than three hundred seventy lives since july. most influential son claims he is not guilty of crimes against humanity there have been in direct talks
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with prosecutors at the hague to bring. in but his whereabouts remain unknown as long as wanted for suspected war crimes during the libyan uprising which the u.n. says killed over thirty thousand people with his father's violent. for more on libya head to our web site. there for you we have an exclusive interview with personal driver who witnessed the moments. he says the former libyan leader was spared for the inevitable. consequences of the fukushima disaster will be emerging or at least. the japanese government says it will take thirty years to completely clean up the radiation from the. big foot the russian academy of
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sciences claims it is highly likely that there really exists. over the land of the rising sun with worryingly towards a financial crisis countries that run up a huge national debt as it struggles to recover from this year's earthquake and tsunami disaster she. looks at how dire circumstances are leaving it teetering on the edge. in many ways the japanese economy is like this fish. dried out frozen and having great chunks of value sliced. take the industry itself
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japanese sushi shops raking in about seventeen billion dollars annually with hungry customers consuming nine million tonnes of sisterhood along the way. it's an addiction repeated all over the world but it's not helping the main exporters which has been left floundering. japanese popular in the world and definitely i think there are many other companies like ours doing the same business and everywhere else in these companies are suffering major consequences from a strong. when the national currency is up it pushes exports down japanese goods just too expensive to compete on the wild stage and its profits disappear so do people's livelihoods stagnant growth the strong man and the massive national debt some economists korea japan maybe all of the areas away from
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its own major economic crisis and since this nation remains the world's number three economy the consequences of the big global this is something japan's political leaders are determined to avoid and many are calling for urgent action. jump unease industry can probably enjoy the current seventy five year into the dollar level for a little while but if this situation doesn't change over a longer period i think we're going to see japanese factories and large companies move their operations overseas places like vietnam thailand or china this would lead to a hollowing out of japanese domestic industry and creates unemployment japan is facing an extraordinary economic crisis. that despite the worries of ruling party lawmakers it is not clear there's anything the japanese government can really do to prevent the story from bleeding japanese businessman stop. money.
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going in supply industry is gradually losing its ability to sell their product machines to just. the world faces these conditionals japanese companies have to look for whatever they can discover but that's not going to be easy in a country where the government itself is the plea in the red japan has the highest national debt among major economies owing almost twice as much as the economy makes in an entire year couple that with the funds needed to rebuild after the devastation only by the earthquake and tsunami earlier this year and it seems japan is fighting a battle it may not be able to win she hurried to r.t. tokyo. now as thousands continue to protest across america as part of the anti-corporate occupy movement the mainstream media is at pains to point out that there is a lack of
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a unified agenda returned to where it all started in new york to discover that every demonstrator has a special something to say to wall street. the protesters of occupy wall street are clearly fed up with wall street and with washington so what do you think they would have to say to their would be oppressors this week let's talk about that i would like to say you're human beings also do you see the suffering that people are going through do you know what it's like we want the health insurance that you have everybody should have that health insurance we should have the basic rights and the basic care care of we the people more than your bank account we need you to join us right because they're just people to it shouldn't be an us versus them we need your help for personhood what is that and corporations that are have felt as though it's ok to exploit people and exploit the
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planet for profit and profit alone so what do you have to say to those corporations well i don't have to say anything other than i don't support them how do you say be fair and share to someone or something that does not know what what kind of concept this is and to qadi we practice where a community where we share our resources these people are are so greedy and so fed by money and wealth and materialism and consumerism you still have a message for all these corporate bigwigs who are taking millions and not supporting their people in my messages and to them my message is to make sure that the soldiers that are here that they continue to believe that this conversation is important and that these people are involved in a process to constructing a road where dreams are possible right now dreams are impossible in america for a lot of people these people need to believe that dreams must continue that's why we're here so it seems like the bottom line is the protesters are less interested in talking to wall streeters and washington themselves and more interested in
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keeping the conversation and the power among the people themselves. now wraps up our news at four this hour i'm sean thomas and thanks for watching r.t. international i'll be back with the headlines in just a few minutes. thanks . to those who are fascinated with history. to those who have
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a look at what's frozen at our target by wall street activists face police pressure to move on. on after they have called their heating and power generator seems to as winter starts early in new york the big apple authorities claim that meters that could have presented a potential fire hazard that campaigners say it's just another attempt to silence their poisons. activists say at least thirty protesters are killed amid new clashes in syria as the arab league calls on damascus to end the violence and protect civilians ministers are due to meet syrian officials on sunday in the qatari capital doha and in the attempt to resolve the crisis. plus a special hour to report the man responsible for the biggest financial pyramid scheme in russian history could cost millions of good life savings is now tempting ukrainian savers to hand over their hard to get.